Sharpton noted that Familia, 48, left behind a 20-year-old daughter and twin 12-year-olds — a boy and a girl.
“Those children are robbed because their mother went and defended … the people of the Bronx,” said Sharpton. “[She] lost her lfe because she did what we asked her to do, be a good cop and put on a uniform and do the right thing.”
The 12-year police veteran was marked for death by a cold-blooded killer who shot her in the head from point blank range as Familia sat inside an NYPD vehicle parked on a Bronx street.
The killer was then shot to death by police barely a block away from the murder scene.
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“All the aunts and uncles and cousins and sisters and brothers would gravitate around her naturally,” said Espaillat, who visited with the Familia clan two days ago.
A Bronx wake was planned for Miosotis Familia on Monday, with a funeral to follow on Tuesday.
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